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  • A strong voice for environmental action in Louisiana's Cancer Alley

    A strong voice for environmental action in Louisiana's Cancer Alley
    NEW IBERIA, La. — The police asked the right question. "Can you think of anyone who would want to do you harm?" investigators asked Wilma Subra, trying to understand who might have fired a gun at the diminutive grandmother. Enemies? Subra...
  • Harbor Point project stirs environmental concerns

    Harbor Point project stirs environmental concerns
    While the Harbor Point project's millions in public financing have dominated debate in Baltimore this summer, a carcinogen buried beneath the proposed waterfront development has sparked concerns about the safety of neighboring residents and the people who...
  • Parking, transit fail to keep pace with up-and-coming Arts District

    Parking, transit fail to keep pace with up-and-coming Arts District
    In a sunbaked parking lot near downtown Los Angeles, a young man in a red polo shirt hopped out of a Honda sedan and jogged to the nearby valet stand, eyeing a long line of customers. "It can get pretty hectic here," valet Elmer Nolasco said, grabbing a...
  • Monument to Sparrows Point's casualties lives on at new home

    Monument to Sparrows Point's casualties lives on at new home
    John A. Kinnaird backed his truck-mounted crane toward the monument that has stood at the side of Dundalk Avenue for two decades, a black-granite tribute "in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice." The memorial recognizes workers killed in...
  • Zumthor's LACMA design has potential, but think of the factory model

    Zumthor's LACMA design has potential, but think of the factory model
    The $650-million plan to remake the jumbled campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wilshire Boulevard is the fourth such effort in the last three decades. Challenging in concept and architecturally ambitious, the design by Swiss architect...
  • Death toll from Bangladesh building collapse above 800

    Death toll from Bangladesh building collapse above 800
    The death toll from a building collapse in Bangladesh surpassed 800 Wednesday, as salvage workers continued to pull bodies from the rubble two weeks after the disaster. Many bodies were so badly decomposed that DNA samples were collected to identify...
  • In Bangladesh, search for bodies from factory collapse ends

    In Bangladesh, search for bodies from factory collapse ends
    NEW DELHI, India — The Bangladesh army announced Monday it would end its search for bodies in the rubble of a garment factory complex that collapsed nearly three weeks ago in a suburb of the capital, Dhaka. Saying they believe they have found...
  • Do humans need mystery 'junk' DNA? This carnivorous plant doesn't

    Do humans need mystery 'junk' DNA? This carnivorous plant doesn't
    How’s this for spring cleaning? Scientists have discovered that a carnivorous plant deletes so much of its own junk DNA that it has hardly any left. The finding, published online in Nature, hints that such noncoding DNA may not be as important as...
  • Citizen scientists: Help crowd-source climate change research

    Citizen scientists: Help crowd-source climate change research
    Citizen scientists, environmentalists and anyone who lives near a power plant -- your services are requested. Climate change scientist Kevin Robert Gurney needs your help in a grand undertaking: the mapping of all the power plants in the world. It's a...
  • Robert M. Douglass, Calvert Cliffs' chief engineer

    Robert M. Douglass, Calvert Cliffs' chief engineer
    Robert M. Douglass, former chief engineer of Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.'s Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant, died Monday of cancer at his home in Port Republic, Calvert County. He was 88. The son of an electrical engineer and a homemaker, Robert...
  • Hundreds oppose China refinery project in mostly peaceful protests

    Hundreds oppose China refinery project in mostly peaceful protests
    BEIJING -- Surrounded and pushed back by police, hundreds of people shouted and marched again in the southern China city of Kunming to protest the construction of a petrochemical plant. It was the second time this month that demonstrators gathered in...